Archive for July, 2013

  • Episode #91: Robert Rouse of CrankApps

    Episode #91: Robert Rouse of CrankApps

    Jul 24, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Robert Rouse of CrankApps, talks about managing a remote team, hiring processes, and communication lessons learned. Show Notes: Robert Rouse (twitter github) 00:35 – Robert Rouse Introduction 00:43 – Management of Remote Teams Experience 04:57 – Communication & Outsourcing 08:20 – Hiring 10:23 – Career Evolution 11:54 – Lessons Learned 13:06 – CrankApps 15:16 – Daily Routine 16:55 – Remote Setup & Work/Life Balance 22:33 – CrankApps Products

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  • Episode #90: Andrew Culver

    Episode #90: Andrew Culver

    Jul 17, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Andrew Culver, talks about how to handle working remotely while traveling and important aspects, such as equipment and a reliable Internet connection, to consider to make it a positive experience for everyone involved. Show Notes: Andrew Culver (twitter github) 00:34 – Andrew Culver Introduction 01:14 – Working Remotely 02:08 – Work/Life Balance 04:53 – Asynchronous Work 09:44 – Noise-cancelling Headphones 13:06 – Quality Microphones 16:07 – Reliable Internet Connection 18:24 – Flexibility

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  • Episode #89: Mark Simoneau

    Episode #89: Mark Simoneau

    Jul 10, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Mark Simoneau, talks about working remotely sometimes vs full-time, bringing past remote work experiences to present situations, his unique “cloffice” setup, and maintaining growth as a developer by pair programming. Show Notes: Mark Simoneau (twitter github blog Letspair) 00:36 – Mark Simoneau Introduction 01:00 – Working Remotely Sometimes vs Full-time 02:53 – Working with a Remote Team 03:54 – Work/Life Balance 06:57 – Utilizing Earlier Experience with Remote Work 08:38 – Working for a Distributed Startup 12:12 – Flexibility 13:04 – Office Setup 17:20 – Pair Programming  

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  • Episode #88: Tomasz Stachewicz of Rebased.pl

    Episode #88: Tomasz Stachewicz of Rebased.pl

    Jul 3, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Tomasz Stachewicz of Rebased.pl, talks about working remotely from Warsaw, Poland. He gives tips for handling client anxiety regarding hiring remote workers, taking advantage of timezone differences, and life hacks for maintaining a good work/life balance. Tip: Get a dog! Show Notes: Tomasz Stachewicz (twitter github blog) 00:38 – Tomasz Stachewicz Introduction 02:59 – Team Locations 03:44 – Team Interaction 04:30 – Client Interaction 05:02 – Working Remotely 09:57 – Timezone Differences 13:38 – Work/Life Balance 16:27 – Projects

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